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curve of occlusion

 

Definition:

  1. a curved surface that makes simultaneous contact with the major portion of the incisal and occlusal prominences of the existing teeth;
  2. the curve of a dentition on which the occlusal surfaces lie.

Synonym(s): occlusal curvature

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